Category: Bishop Roald Nikolai

The First Prior of the Swedish Province of the Order of Port Royal (OPR) installed on August 6th 2017

On the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, during Solemn Mass celebrated in connection with the Bishop’s International Conference at Gran, Norway 4-6 August 2017, the first Prior of the Swedish Province of the Order of Port Royal was installed by the Abbot of the Abbey of St. Severin. As protector of the Order …

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Glimpses from the Bishop’s International Conference at Gran, Norway – 4-6 August 2017

During the first weekend of August the Nordic Catholic Church arranged a conference at Gran outside Oslo. About 35 representatives from different areas where the church is active were joined by guests including Prime Bishop Anthony Mikovsky and Fr. Sr. Robert Nemcovich from the PNCC, as well as Bishop Kevin Donlon from the AMiA (The …

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A Swedish Benedict Option

‘Gammalkatolsk idédebatt’ and the Nordic Catholic Church in International Press After having published a presentation of Rod Dreher’s recent book The Benedict Option in the article “Christians as minority saved out of barbarism” on Gammalkatolsk idédebatt (Old Catholic Debate Forum), Fr Franciskus Urban found his blog and The Nordic Catholic Church mentioned in The American …

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Glimpses from celebrations in France

In September 2015 Bishop Roald Nikolai visited two of the NCC parishes in France – Prieuré St. Charbel at Lye in the Loire valley and Prieuré Sainte-Marie at the foot of the Pyrénées. At St. Charbel one recently baptised member, Laetitia, was chrismated during Sunday mass. It was a moving ceremony surrounded by members and …

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New Priest and Subdiacon in Germany

During the Bishop’s visit to Germany in the beginning of February, Dr. Frederik Irenäus Herzberg, former Anglican priest, was conditionally ordained to the priesthood on Saturday February 6th. Fr. Frederik will serve the newly established community of St. Willibrord in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen. At the same occasion Mr. Thomas Schulze was installed as subdeacon to serve …

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Fr. Franciskus Urban Admitted to the Novitiate in the Order of Port Royal

The 18th of October was an important day for the Nordic Catholic Church. In a ceremony during Sunday mass at St. Nicholas mission in Karlskrona, Fr. Franciskus Urban was received as novice in St. Severin’s Abbey by the Abbot, P. Michael Maier. St. Severin’s Abbey, located in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, has been part of the Nordic …

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The Church of the Future

The collapse of faith in Western society is clear. No less palpable is the cultural collapse around us. The fragmentation of society has imprisoned the individual in “the culture of narcissism“. For the Christian an additional problem is that the moral disorientation is correlated with the destruction of the Christian patrimony. Christianity and Culture Concerned …

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Metropolitan Cleopas visits Oslo

On March 28th, during his visitation to the Greek Orthodox parish in Oslo, Metropolitan Cleopas was invited to a meeting with the Christian Council of Norway (Churches Together). His Eminence Cleopas, Exarch of the Constantinople Patriarchate in Scandinavia, conveyed greetings from Patriarch Bartholomeus and gave a challenging speech urging the need for a strenghtened and …

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The NCC – Member Church of the Christian Council of Norway

At the Council meeting on March 16th, the Nordic Catholic Church was unanimously received as full member of the Christian Council of Norway. Here is link to the press release (in Norwegian) on the Council’s website: “Welcomes a new member church.”

Thinking of Epiphany and Theosis

In the post Christmas season of Epiphany, we think of the manifesting of God in the person and life of Jesus Christ, but the early fathers went deeply into the consequences for salvation for those who walk in the way and life of God. Origen in his meditation on the beatitude six, Blessed are the …

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